You can use the peel of orange, lemon, lime or grapefruit. This recipe can easily be doubled.

Jill

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
9 hrs
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place peel strips in large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes longer. Drain. Repeat this process two more times.

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  • In a medium saucepan, heat sugar and 1/4 cup water over high heat until boiling. Place peel in sugar mixture, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, until sugar is dissolved. Remove peel with slotted spoon and dry on wire rack overnight. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 31.3g; fat 0.1g; sodium 0.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2007
Super! so happy to find a basic recipe for candied citrus peel! Added notes: For gorgeous presentation cut citrus peel in spiral. For result more citrus peel-y and less candy-fied... do step 1 only 2x (instead of 3x) also skip the 10 min simmer. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2005
They were ok but not really worth all of the work. Read More
(4)
50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2007
Super! so happy to find a basic recipe for candied citrus peel! Added notes: For gorgeous presentation cut citrus peel in spiral. For result more citrus peel-y and less candy-fied... do step 1 only 2x (instead of 3x) also skip the 10 min simmer. Read More
(77)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2006
This recipe is really yummy! I used orange peels and planned to use them to decorate a cheesecake; I had to stop myself from eating them all. I followed the directions exactly, and the orange peels were very sweet, not bitter at all. Just one word of warning -- take the peels out of the syrup no later than 15 minutes after you put them in; I waited a few extra minutes and the sugar syrup crystallized before I could get the last couple out. If that happens to you, just add some hot water to the pot. It'll wash away some sugar, but the peels will still tasted great. Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2006
Worked great for me. Make sure you take the peels out of the sugar water after the 15 minutes...I waited too long so they were a bit too gooey. I then chocolate coated them....AN EXCELLENT CANDY. Very well recieved. I have to hide them so they won't disappear so fast! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2007
This was easy. After they dried I tossed them in granulated sugar. A tip to make the removal of the pith super easy - use a Pampered Chef grapefruit knife. You'll be done in a jiffy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2006
This recipe was a hit with my family. I was surprised because I first tried grapefruit peel. My husband kept raiding my stash and ended up eating every last one. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2008
Tastes just like gumdrops...only better! Easy to do, but beware it takes some time, mostly "babysitting". Worth it though! Dipped them in sugar while still a little sticky and will use them to decorate a lemon bundt cake. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
I used a citrus zester to make long very thin ribbons of lemon rind with no pith. Cooked exactly as directed. When done and cool enough to handle I put the candied rind in a small bowl of sugar and tossed it separating the rind into individual pieces. It looked great (and tasted great) on top of my lemon cheese cake. Thanks for the easy recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2010
I like this recipe for the 3 step blanching process and the simple instructions (no candy thermometer!). I do change the sugar/water ratios to 1/3C and 3/4C which allows the cooked peel to be rolled in sugar without being overly sweet. Try this recipe using sliced ginger -- it's fantastic! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2012
I tried to take the shortcut and listened to another reviewer, who said you should only boil these twice. I was left with peels with a very bitter pith. I made another batch, boiled them three times, and they turned out perfectly. The moral of the story is follow the recipe as written, and you'll get perfectly candied citrus peel. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2005
They were ok but not really worth all of the work. Read More
(4)
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